LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt

  • LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt
78
Based on 17 scores, 28 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Speedy.
  • Portable storage.
  • Strong metal enclosure.

Cons:

  • Requires external power supply.
  • Whiny noises after prolonged use.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Expert Reviews on 80

Hideously expensive, but the combination of Thunderbolt and two SSDs makes for some of the fastest file transfer speeds we’ve ever seen...

By Macworld Australia on 80

Both drives offer solid build quality and good performance. It will take a while for Thunderbolt to hit the mainstream so, if you’re sharing the drive around, the Quadra might be a safer bet. But for personal use the extra speed of the Thunderbolt...

By Mac|Life on 70

If you need and can afford this sort of performance when away from your desk, the read and write speeds put out by LaCie’s Little Big Disk are well worth the investment. Product Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series 240GB SSD Company LaCie Contact ...

By Gizmodo on

An extremely fast solid state external hard drive that uses Thunderbolt....

By TechRadar on 70

The Thunderbolt version of LaCie's Little Big Disk comes in three varieties. Two of them contain hard disks, but this one packs solid-state drives. There are two inside, pre-configured as a striped RAID array for a total capacity of 240GB. Although...

By PC Mag on 80

The LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt (240GB SSD) is currently the least expensive way to obtain Thunderbolt speeds for your late-model Mac. It's half the price of the Promise Pegasus R6, the only other Thunderbolt drive on the market....

By TopTenREVIEWS on

This is an excellent choice if your Mac has a Thunderbolt...

By Pocket-lint on 80

This is a niche drive for those that need the extra transfer speed, but it will give you just...

By PC Advisor on 90

The Little Big Disk Thunderbolt SSD isn't without its flaws. Its price will keep it out of the reach of most users – though it's well worth the cost if you can stretch to it – and while Thunderbolt can certainly deliver power, the...

By Macworld on 80

For owners of Thunderbolt-equipped Macs who want to put the fancy new interconnect port to good use, there are still precious few options. Thankfully, LaCie has released another, the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Edition 240GB SSD. Like the other...

By Digital Arts Online on 90

Apple’s Thunderbolt connection standard allows you to edit HD video using a MacBook Pro like never before – even topping the throughput possible with an eSATA add-in card. LaCie’s Thunderbolt version of its Little Big Disk is a...

By cnet on 71

For those who have a Thunderbolt-enabled computer and the necessary funds, the LaCie Little Big Disk SSD makes a decent investment for a compact and superfast storage...

By SlashGear on

Most on the SlashGear team agree that swapping from HDD to SSD has the biggest everyday impact on computing smoothness, compared to RAM or even processor. Until now, though, external storage – even external SSDs – has been hampered by...

By LaptopMag on 70

When Apple refreshed its MacBook Pro line over the summer, it became the first notebook maker to include Intel's new Light Peak transfer technology, otherwise known as Thunderbolt. Too bad there were no peripherals to take advantage of its 190 MBps...

By Engadget on

All in all, the LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt SSD performs as advertised. You get crazy fast transfer rates thanks to the Thunderbolt interface and dual SSDs in RAID 0 configuration. LaCie's marketing the drive to those who create audio and...

By Wired on 70

Any product showcasing a new and burgeoning technology has two obligations to fulfill: it must be superior on its own merits, and it must uphold the potential of new and better gadgets down the line.These are the unfortunate burdens carried by...

By AnandTech on

A week ago we published our review of the first sub-$1000 Thunderbolt drive enclosure: LaCie's Little Big Disk. Armed with a pair of 2.5" hard drives, the Little Big Disk ended up being the fastest, relatively affordable external storage available...

By AnandTech on

Thunderbolt is the absolute fastest consumer interface available for users who want high-speed external storage. We proved this in our Pegasus R6 review where we sustained transfer rates of 1GB/s (8Gbps) from an array of five SF-2281 SSDs. There are...

By PC Advisor on 70

If you don’t have a Mac with Thunderbolt, then this device is not for you as it doesn’t offer any backwards compatibility. If you do have a recent Mac with Thunderbolt then the LaCieLittle Big Disk Thunderbolt is the least expensive,...

By AnandTech on

LaCie released its first Thunderbolt-equipped storage solution called Little Big Disk (LBD) last week, and some people have already received their units. A user over at MacRumors Forums has posted some early benchmarks and a small teardown of the...